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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #6754 - צֶלֶם

Word Origin:
from an unused root meaning to shade
Parts of Speech:
Noun Masculine
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) image

1a) images (of tumours, mice, heathen gods)

1b) image, likeness (of resemblance)

1c) mere, empty, image, semblance (figuratively)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1497 ‑ εἴδωλον (i'‑do‑lon);   1504 ‑ εἰκών (i‑kone');   3444 ‑ μορφή (mor‑fay');   3667 ‑ ὁμοίωμα (hom‑oy'‑o‑mah);   3799 ‑ ὄψις (op'‑sis);   5179 ‑ τύπος (too'‑pos);  
Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (17)NAS (16)HCS (16)
1 Samuel2
2 Kings1
2 Chronicles1
1 Samuel2
2 Kings1
2 Chronicles1
1 Samuel2
2 Kings1
2 Chronicles1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2663) mly (תסלמ TsLM) AC: ? CO: Image AB: ?: An outline or representation of an original as a shadow is the outline of the original. [from: ly- from the dark shadow of a deep place]

Nm ) mly (תסלמ TsLM) - Image: Also an image or form of something as the shadow of the original. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (34): image, vain, form - Strongs: H6754 (צֶלֶם), H6755 (צְלֵם)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
[ צֶ֫לֶם noun masculine Ezekiel 16:17 image (something cut out, compare מֶּסֶל; Nö 'Schnitzbild'); — ׳צ absolute Psalm 39:7, construct Genesis 1:27 +; suffix צַלְמוֺ Genesis 1:27; Genesis 5:3, צַלְמֵנוּ Genesis 1:26, צַלְמָם Psalm 73:20; plural construct צַלְמֵי 1 Samuel 6:5 (twice in verse) +, suffix צְלָמָיו 2 Kings 11:18; 2 Chronicles 23:17, צַלְמֵיכֶם Amos 5:26; —

1 images of tumours and mice (of gold) 1 Samuel 6:5 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 6:11; especially of heathen gods Amos 5:26 (text dubious; strike out We as gloss, compare GASm Dr), 2 Kings 11:18 2 Chronicles 23:17 (both with verb שִׁבְּרוּ), Ezekiel 7:20, so זָכָר׳צ Ezekiel 16:17 (i.e. in male form, according to figurative of harlotry for idolatry); צַלְמֵי מַסֵכֹתָם Numbers 33:52 their molten images; of painted pictures of men Ezekiel 23:14.

2 image, likeness, of resemblance, ׳בְּצ (בָּרָא) עָשָׂה, of God's making man in his own image, Genesis 1:26("" כִּדְמוּתֵנוּ), Genesis 1:27; Genesis 1:27; Genesis 9:6, ׳כְּצ Genesis 5:3 ("" בִּדְמוּתוֺ; all P).

3 figurative = mere, empty, image, semblance, ׳בְּצ Psalm 39:7 as (ב essentiae) a (mere) semblance man walks about; צַלְמָם תִּבְזֶה Psalm 73:20 thou wilt despise their semblance.

צְלֵם17 noun masculine Daniel 2:31 image (see Biblical Hebrew צלם); — absolute ׳צ Daniel 2:31; Daniel 3:1; construct ׳צ Daniel 3:19, צֶ֫לֶם Daniel 3:5 +; emphatic צַלְמָא Daniel 2:31 +; — image Daniel 2:31 (twice in verse); Daniel 2:32,34,35; Daniel 3:1 10t. 3; אַנֶמּוֺהִי׳צ Daniel 3:19i.e. his expression.


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Gesenius Definition

צֶלֶם m. with suff. צַלְמוֹ

(1)  a shadow, Psalms 39:7 metaph. used of any thing vain, Psal. 73:20. Hence

(2) an image, likeness (so called from its shadowing forth; compare σκία, σκίασμα, σκιαγραφέω), Genesis 1:27, 5:3 9:6 an image, idol, 2 Kings 11:18; Amos 5:26. (Syr. and Chald. ܨܠܰܡܐܳ, צַלְמָא id., Arab. صَنَمُ an image, the letters נ and ל being interchanged.)

צֶלֶם , צְלֵם Ch. emphat. state, צַלְמָא m. an image, idol, Daniel 2:31, seqq.; 3:1, seqq.

List of Word Forms
בְּצֶ֣לֶם בְּצֶ֤לֶם ׀ בְּצֶ֥לֶם בְּצַלְמ֔וֹ בְּצַלְמֵ֖נוּ בצלם בצלמו בצלמנו וְצַלְמֵ֣י וְצַלְמֵ֧י וצלמי כְּצַלְמ֑וֹ כצלמו צְלָמָ֖יו צְלָמָיו֙ צַלְמֵ֣י צַלְמֵ֤י צַלְמֵ֥י צַלְמֵ֨י צַלְמֵיכֶ֑ם צַלְמָ֬ם צלמי צלמיו צלמיכם צלמם bə·ṣal·mê·nū bə·ṣal·mōw bə·ṣe·lem bəṣalmênū bəṣalmōw bəṣelem betzalMenu betzalMo beTzelem kə·ṣal·mōw kəṣalmōw ketzalMo ṣal·mām ṣal·mê ṣal·mê·ḵem ṣalmām ṣalmê ṣalmêḵem ṣə·lā·māw ṣəlāmāw tzalMam tzalMei tzalmeiChem tzelaMav vetzalMei wə·ṣal·mê wəṣalmê

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